Christopher Luxon, Air New Zealand's CEO, has resigned
and will officially step down
from day to day leadership of the airline on 25 September 2019.
The 48-year old has been with the airline for seven years.
Air New Zealand
Chairman, Tony Carter, said, “The
opportunity to lead New Zealand's most iconic company will attract
many great candidates both internationally and within New Zealand.
The Board has commenced an international search and expects to be
in a position to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive
Officer in the near future. Further, Christopher will be in the
role until 25 September, and then he will move to advising and
supporting the incoming Chairman and new CEO so we have a seamless
transition and are set up well for further success."
Mr Luxon said, “It has been an awesome journey and what we have
achieved by working together with a common goal of supercharging
New Zealand's success economically, environmentally and socially
has been nothing short of remarkable. I have absolutely loved the
responsibility and experience of leading this company over the
last seven years. It has been intellectually challenging, people
centred and an absolute privilege to do this job. However, I do
feel it is the right time for a new leader to take over and
preserve and enhance the good things from our past, but also to
put their own stamp on the organisation bringing their own
personality and emphasis to the role as I did."
Speaking of his future, Mr. Luxon said that he
is going to use the summer to refresh and
recharge, and then reflect on what he will do next.
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